Leaders hear 'yes' far too often. They don't hear bad news until it's too late. It's an enormous problem for leaders, for teams, for the entire organization. But is it inevitable? Absolutely not. This program shows you how to stimulate dissent and debate to improve your decision-making; he also shows how to keep that conflict constructive. Of course, conflict alone does not produce better decisions and improved results. Leaders need to cultivate debate and simultaneously build consensus.
Through fascinating examples from history, including the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tragedy on Mount Everest, this program will explore the five myths of executive decision making; how to foster open debate that actually builds long-term consensus; how to achieve "diversity in counsel, unity in command"; how to move to closure and overcoming the inability to decide; avoiding "analysis paralysis" and other pitfalls. Whether you're a senior executive or a project team member, this program will help you leverage your team's immense untapped wisdom to make better decisions-and get better results.
Solving problems is one thing but finding them early enough to do something about it is quite another. Dr. Roberto provides hands-on tools and techniques to avoid falling into decision-making traps by getting a step ahead.
Dr. Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He joined the tenured faculty at Bryant after serving for six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. He has also has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Management at New York University`s Stern School of Business.
Dr. Roberto's research focuses on decision making, teamwork, and leadership. He has published three books, the latest of which is titled Unlocking Creativity (Wiley, 2019). He also has developed three Great Courses lecture series, the best-selling Everest Leadership and Team Simulation, and the award-winning Columbia’s Final Mission multi-media case study about the 2003 space shuttle accident.
Building and Leading a Team
Case Study: The 1996 Mount Everest Tragedy
Designing an Effective Decision-Making Process
Case Study: Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis
Fostering Innovative Decision-Making Case Study: IDEO